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Full text of "Metallurgy Of Cast Iron"

FIG. 9.—ENLARGED  VIEW  OF  MODERN  BLAST  FURNACE.gies used hold about 800 pounds of ore and of coke 450 pounds.- The men charging the furnace are called " top fillers " and those loading the buggies '' bottom fillers.'' The work is thoroughly systematized, each man knowing his part. Top fillers hold a somewhat hazardous position, as it is not uncommon for men to be " gased '' by the fumes escaping at the bell and hopper of a furnace. Some furnaces suspend a sheet iron stack about ten feet over the top